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TŌ TĀTOU TIRA

WHO’S IN OUR TEAM

Te Matatini Society Incorporation has a hard working whānau who keep the organisation operating and responsive to rohe needs.

The governance body is led by its Chairman, Selwyn Parata through the Executive Committee a smaller representative group of the National Board which comprises delegates from each of the thirteen rohe included in Te Matatini.

The national office is based in Wellington and is the workplace for a small staff team led by Chief Executive, Carl Ross.

Te Matatini acknowledges the long service and standing of our Patron, Kiingi Tuheitia and our life members.

TE ARIKINUI KIINGI TUHEITIA POOTATAU TE WHEROWHERO VII

OUR PATRON

Our Te Matatini patron is the Māori King – Te Arikinui Kiingi Tuheitia Pootatau Te Wherowhero VII.

The current Māori monarch, Tuheitia Paki, was elected in 2006 and his official residence is Tūrongo House at Tūrangawaewae marae in the town of Ngaruawahia.

Kiingi Tuheitia is the seventh monarch since the position was created and is the continuation of a dynasty that reaches back to the inaugural king, Pootatau Te Wherowhero.

NGĀ MAHURANGI

LIFE MEMBERS

Te Matatini life members are recognised for their significant contribution to Kapa Haka and the work of Te Matatini Society Incorporated.

SIR TĪMOTI KĀRETU

SIR PITA SHARPLES

TOM WARD

TREVOR MAXWELL

GEORGE RIA

JOE HARAWIRA

TE AROHA PAENGA

TANGIWAI RIA

TAWHIRIMATEA & KAA WILLIAMS

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SELWYN PARATA

HEAMANA - CHAIRPERSON

Mauriora ki te rangi, kia Io Matua kore anake. 

Mauriora ki te whenua. 

Kia tātau ngā uri a rātau mā e hāpai nei i ngā tikanga, e tu pakari ai a Te Matatini.

 

Tēnā tātau te hunga i whītiki, i maranga, kia toitū ai te Kapa Haka. Kei te mihi atu ki ngā Ariki, ki ngā rangatira, ki te iti, ki te rahi, ki te whakamataku. Tangihia o tātau mate huhua kua ngaro atu i te tirohanga kanohi, rārangi maunga ka tu tonu, rārangi tangata ka ngaro noa. Heoi ano ra ki te hunga mate whakangaro atu rā koutou ki te pūtahitanga o Rehua, ki te huinga o te kahurangi ka oti atu ai. 

“Ko te whare maire ka tu ki roto i te pā tūwatawata he tohu no te rangatira”.

 

No reira kia tātau te iwi pūmau, pono, kaingākau hoki ki te kapa haka, ki ōna reo, ki ōna tikanga, ki kaha, kia manawanui, ko tātau “Ngā tatangi a te Whare Karioi” ngā kai manaaki, ngā kai hāpai a Te Matatini.

 

Kei roto i ēnei tātai a Te Matatini ngā kaupapa hei ārahi i a tātau ki tētahi taumata ano. Ahakoa pēhea te huri a te ao.

 

Ka mau tonu i te tūturutanga o tēnei puiaki te kapa haka, tōna orokohanga mai, ōna whakapapa mai i ngā kokoru i ngā

pūmotomoto o te motu whakawhiti atu ki ngā Hawaiiki ō ō tātou matua tipuna.

 

Ko tā Te Matatini e whai nei kei roto i tēnei mahere ko ngā kaupapa hei whakarangatira i te Kapa Haka. 

“Mā tini, mā mano, ka rangatira a Kapa Haka” 

Ko te mea nui takatu ake ai ki ngā mahi nei. 

Kia tau te ia o te mauri kia tātau katoa. 

Naku nā, 

Selwyn T Parata 


Heamana

TE MATATINI IS GOVERNED BY A NATIONAL BOARD.

NATIONAL BOARD

The National Committee is made up of delegates from each of the 13 affiliated rohe and Te Matatini Chairperson.

REGIONAL COMMITTEES

Te Matatini is made up of 13 regional committees supporting over 130 kapa haka teams. These regions cover the whole of Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia.

Each regional committee co-ordinates kapa haka events and activities within its area. One delegate from each committee is elected to the National Committee. The regional delegate is responsible for sharing information between their rohe and the governing body of Te Matatini.

Chairperson

SELWYN PARATA

Chairperson

Tainui Delegate

PARAONE GLOYNE

Tainui Delegate

Te Tairāwhiti Delegate

ADN MAUI TANGOHAU

Te Tairāwhiti Delegate

Rangitāne Delegate

CHRIS WHAIAPU

Rangitāne Delegate

Waitaha Delegate

JUNIOR TANA

Waitaha Delegate

Te Tai Tokerau Delegate

THOMAS STRICKLAND

Te Tai Tokerau Delegate

Te Arawa Delegate

DAN VAKA

Te Arawa Delegate

Ngāti Kahungunu Delegate

HIRA HUATA

Ngāti Kahungunu Delegate

Te Whanganui a Tara Delegate

TE TEIRA DAVIS

Te Whanganui a Tara Delegate

Te Whenua Moemoeā Delegate

IHAKA COTTER

Te Whenua Moemoeā Delegate

Tāmaki Makaurau Delegate

ANNETTE WEHI

Tāmaki Makaurau Delegate

Mātaatua Delegate

DR TE KAHAUTU MAXWELL

Mātaatua Delegate

Aotea Delegate

DR RAWIRI TINIRAU

Aotea Delegate

Te Tauihu Delegate

TOM ALESANA

Te Tauihu Delegate

TE MATATINI IS GOVERNED BY A NATIONAL BOARD.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee is a smaller panel of delegates chosen from the National Committee who meet more regularly and prepare recommendations for the National Committee.

The Executive comprises the Chairman, four delegates elected by the National Committee, and the delegate of the host region for the upcoming festival.

Chairman: Selwyn Parata

Five delegates: Annette Wehi (Tāmaki Makaurau), Dr Te Kahautu Maxwell (Mātaatua), Adn Maui Tangohau (Te Tairāwhiti), Te Teira Davis (Te Whanganui a Tara), Paraone Gloyne (Tainui)

Chairperson

SELWYN PARATA

Chairperson

Mātaatua Delegate

DR TE KAHAUTU MAXWELL

Mātaatua Delegate

Tāmaki Makaurau Delegate

ANNETTE WEHI

Tāmaki Makaurau Delegate

Te Tairāwhiti Delegate

ADN MAUI TANGOHAU

Te Tairāwhiti Delegate

Tainui Delegate

PARAONE GLOYNE

Tainui Delegate

Te Whanganui a Tara Delegate

TE TEIRA DAVIS

Te Whanganui a Tara Delegate

TE MATATINI IS GOVERNED BY A NATIONAL BOARD.

STAFF

Te Manahautū | Chief Executive

CARL ROSS

Te Manahautū | Chief Executive

Kaiāwhina mō Te Manahautū | Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive

TERINA LAULU

Kaiāwhina mō Te Manahautū | Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive

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